Ham-wrapped asparagus with dip

These asparagus spears, wrapped in delicious strips of Parma ham make perfect finger food for a romantic night in together.
Serves: 4


    • Forthe asparagus:250g (8oz) asparagus spears (about 24)
    • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1tbsp runny honey
    • Zest of ½ orange
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 80g packet Parma ham (6 slices)

For the dressing:

    • 4tbsp olive oil
    • 4tbsp orange juice
    • 1tbsp runny honey
    • 2 level tbsp chopped fresh parsley


    1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add asparagus and simmer for
    1. 3-4 mins until tender. Drain well and rinse under running cold water to cool it quickly.
    1. Mix together the mustard, honey, orange zest and seasoning. Spread a very thin layer of the mixture on one side of each slice of ham. Cut the slices of ham into four, lengthways. With the sticky side against the asparagus, wrap the ham around the asparagus and arrange on serving plate.
    1. To make the dressing: Place the remaining mustard and honey mixture in a small blender. Add the ingredients for the dressing and a little extra seasoning and blend until well mixed. Pour into a small bowl
    1. and use as a dip. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional information per portion

fat 3.0g saturates 0.5g calories 28(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.